7 February, 2014
Sabrina Ghayour’s Persian Supper Club
After months of following the lovely Sabrina Ghayour on Twitter and drooling over her gorgeous food pics, I finally dined at her Persian supper club a few nights ago. Sabrina is a private chef and supper club host with a new cook book, ‘Persiana’ coming out in May.
I had never been to a supper club and was initially a bit wary of going to a complete stranger’s home for dinner. Once I was familiar with Sabrina’s Twitter persona and had read some reviews, a bunch of us decided to give it a go.
Each supper club seats 10-12 so we spent the first few minutes getting to know the other guests over a welcome cocktail. A 10-course menu of shared Persian dishes followed…here are some of my personal favourites!
It is tough to pick one single favourite but I absolutely loved the Blood Orange, Radicchio and Pomegranate Salad as well as the Mahi Shekampor. I must also mention the Grilled Halloumi with Pomegranate Molasses which was absolutely divine!! Sadly, I wasn’t able to take a picture of it. I didn’t try any of the lamb dishes on the menu but my fellow diners couldn’t get enough of them. The Lamb, Herb and Sour Cherry Meatballs, in particular, were a huge hit.
NONE of us had room for dessert after doing full justice to the enormous feast in front of us. According to Sabrina, this was a first! She offered us a takeaway of the cake and I enjoyed every bit of it with my little one the next day.
The obligatory fresh mint tea was the perfect end to a fabulous evening with great company and absolutely stunning food. Well worth the £40/head and I am really looking forward to trying out some of Sabrina’s recipes when ‘Persiana’ comes out in May.
Highly recommend Sabrina’s Middle Eastern themed supper clubs for a delicious culinary experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will never get this superb quality (and quantity) of food at any restaurant in town.
And, while you are on Twitter, follow me too @HungryAphrodite